UL University of Luxembourg – SnT Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust

UNILUFounded in 2003, the University of Luxembourg is the only public university of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Multilingual, international and research-oriented, it is also a modern institution with a personal atmosphere. Close to the European institutions and to Luxembourg’s financial centre, the University get together three faculties and two interdisciplinary centres :

  • The Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication (FSTC)
  • The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (FDEF)
  • The Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE)
  • The Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT)
  • The Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB)


The participation of the UL to the project is supported by the SnT. The SnT conducts internationally competitive research in information and communication technology, ICT, with high relevance creating socio-economic impact. In addition to long-term, high-risk research, SnT engages in demand driven collaborative projects with industry and the public sector. Therefore the centre has set up a Partnership Programme with now 27 members targeting strategic areas addressing challenges confronting industry and the public sector in ICT. These resulting concepts present a genuine, long-lasting competitive advantage for companies in Luxembourg and beyond.

In the project, UL will contribute to the general system specification with a particular focus on security and privacy requirements with respect to communication, data processing/handling/storage. UL possesses knowledge in the field of Analysis of Security Metrics and CI Vulnerabilities based on previous projects on CI, Traffic Analysis, Attack Detection, Security Analytics in Big Data, etc. UL wants to further explore these areas with a strong focus on IACS and CI. Thanks to its experience in design and deployment of different security agents, e.g., NetFlow monitoring for detecting network attacks, traffic pattern mining to identify anonymity leaks, behaviour mining for user UL-SnTauthentication, and honeypot networks for SCADA infrastructure, it will be closely involved in the detection and analysis layers design and development. As Software Defined Security naturally interplays with its SDN research activities within the group, UL will also contribute to adaptive software-defined security mechanisms on the SDN level.

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